MapCamp: QGIS (intermediate) *pre-registered attendees only

  • Event: 2018 CAR Conference
  • Speakers: David Herzog of IRE and NICAR; Jennifer LaFleur of Investigative Reporting Workshop
  • Date/Time: Friday, Mar. 9 at 9:00am
  • Location: Sheffield
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Learn how to uncover interesting news stories by mapping data with geographic information system (GIS) software during our intensive mini-boot camp.

IRE and NICAR trainers conduct this hands-on training using the latest version of QGIS, open source-software that runs on all platforms. We will look at noteworthy stories that have used mapping and show you how to uncover stories using census and other data. You’ll learn how to display data geographically; import and query data; geocode to merge databases with addresses into maps. In addition, we'll provide you with our boot camp materials to help keep you on track long after you leave the conference. 

Preregistration is required and seating is limited. Laptops will be provided for the training.

Workshop prerequisites: Participants should have basic knowledge in using relational database programs such as Microsoft Access, MySQL or SQLite.

NOTE: Registration is required for this session. Click here to sign up.

Speaker Bios

  • David Herzog is professor at the Missouri School of Journalism and serves as NICAR academic adviser. He's the author of Data Literacy: A User’s Guide (2015) SAGE Publications. He also helped launch the online M.S. in Data Science and Analytics program at the University of Missouri. @davidherzog

  • Jennifer LaFleur is the Investigative Reporting Workshop's data editor and teaches at American University. She previously was a senior editor at Reveal from The Center for Investigative Reporting, where she managed a team of data journalists, investigative reporters and fellows. She is the former data journalism director at ProPublica and has held similar roles at newspapers. She is a former IRE training director and serves on IRE's board.

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